There are 214,548 orphaned wells across the country with almost 32,000 within a 30-mile radius from a national park site.

These wells abandoned by bankrupt companies, leak toxins into our environment. They are left to become taxpayers responsibility.

The Oil and Gas Bonding Reform and Orphaned Well Remediation Act’s (S. 2177) introduction gives us the opportunity to establish a federal program to permanently plug orphaned wells across the country, which could create as many as 120,000 jobs and ensure that the nation’s transition to cleaner energy sources benefits all communities.

It also brings us one step closer to holding gas and oil companies responsible to us and our environment.

Please contact your senators today to support S.2177. Your support is crucial in helping to advance legislation that would ensure cleaner air and water quality for our parks and the communities near them.

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